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Recovering addicts find new outlook at Volken ranch

By Wayne Schutsky   In southern Gilbert, where Val Vista Drive meets Hunt Highway and gives way to open desert, there sits a working ranch that can house nearly 150 horses for riders and owners from...

Gilbert gets new tenant for St. Xavier building

By Wayne Schutsky   More than a year after St. Xavier University vacated the $34 million, taxpayer-funded building it occupied in Gilbert, the town has found a new higher-education partner to fill a portion of the...

Safe Exchange Zones to be set up

By Srianthi Perera Gilbert will soon join other Valley cities to offer Safe Exchange Zones within police station premises. Gilbert Leadership, an annual program of the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce Foundation, is constructing two Safe Exchange...

New utility billing customer portal for Gilbert

By Srianthi Perera Gilbert is simplifying the process of paying utility bills online with a new customer portal due to launch early April. Here are the features of the new portal: Rather than signing into one...

Denny Barney to head East Valley Partnership

By Srianthi Perera Maricopa County Supervisor Denny Barney is poised to take the baton from John Lewis and head the East Valley Partnership on a part-time basis from June. Former Gilbert Mayor Lewis, who has headed...

Gilbert public safety training center in the planning stages

By Mckayla Hull Gilbert’s police officers and firefighters travel to other cities in the Valley for training because the town doesn’t have a specialized facility of its own. It fritters away time and money and is...

Pedestrian bridge to bring safety and connectivity to Gilbert

Story and photos by Srianthi Perera Gilbert has secured the funds to construct a pedestrian bridge that will add connectivity not just to the town, but to the region. The bridge will close a small gap...

Small bridge to bring safety and regional connectivity

Story and photos by Srianthi Perera Gilbert has secured the funds to construct a pedestrian bridge that will add connectivity not just to the town, but to the region. The bridge will close a small gap...

Cole McCarthy finds life calling at Gilbert Fire Department

By Kelly Athena Cole McCarthy grew up in Ahwatukee, dreaming like many children do about being a firefighter one day. A year ago, McCarthy landed a job with the Gilbert Fire Department, beating out 1,200 other...

Gilbert officer Eric Shuhandler’s accused killer awaits trial eight years later

By Jim Walsh One by one, Gilbert police officers tied blue ribbons on a pole supporting a sign that memorializes their slain colleague, Lt. Eric Shuhandler – only a few yards from where he was...